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  • Phuket Airport included in B4bn upgrade

    Phuket Airport included in B4bn upgrade

    PHUKET: Aerothai, the state enterprise that operates air traffic control at airports throughout Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi and Phuket International Airport, will spend 4 billion baht on upgrading its computer and communications network.

  • ICT Ministry plans disaster communications fix for Phuket

    ICT Ministry plans disaster communications fix for Phuket

    PHUKET: A team of Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts yesterday consulted with Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha on how to improve communications during future disaster evacuations. The team, led by ICT communications expert Chaiyun Pengkiatpairot, aims to prevent a mobile phone network overload, such as that which hindered communications during the evacuation of tsunami-risk areas on April 11.

  • Brother claims sister’s body from Phuket hospital

    Brother claims sister’s body from Phuket hospital

    PHUKET: A relative of the young Burmese construction worker whose body was left

  • Tesco Lotus launches ‘green bag’ campaign in Phuket

    Tesco Lotus launches ‘green bag’ campaign in Phuket

    PHUKET: Tesco Lotus is gearing up for Earth Day 2012 on Saturday with a special event at its Tesco Thalang mall this afternoon to launch a new campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags at all Tesco stores in Phuket. Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak will officially open the event at 2pm.

  • Fear of recurring earthquake stresses Phuket villagers

    Fear of recurring earthquake stresses Phuket villagers

    PHUKET: A team of mental health professionals on Wednesday visited villagers at Srisoonthorn Moo 2 to provide counselling after the 4.3-Richter earthquake struck fear into their hearts on Monday. Data from the Thai Meteorological Department has identified Thalang as the epicenter of Monday’s earthquake, with the villagers being rattled several times a day since by recurring

  • Phuket fishmeal factory probe takes a twist

    Phuket fishmeal factory probe takes a twist

    PHUKET: Phuket officials investigating a complaint about foul smells emanating from a fishmeal factory yesterday found little amiss – and now suspect that the complaint may be more about business than bad odors.

  • Phuket opens ‘village watch’ earthquake monitoring center

    Phuket opens ‘village watch’ earthquake monitoring center

    PHUKET: Srisoonthorn Municipality have set up an ‘earthquake monitoring center’ after discovering that Thalang was at the epicenter of the recent aftershocks that rattled Phuket. The center aims to provide accurate information and to warn local villagers in the case of an emergency, said Srisoonthorn Mayor Worawut Songyot.

  • Phuket gears up for opening of new bus terminal

    Phuket gears up for opening of new bus terminal

    PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) is in the process of negotiating set fares for all forms of local transportation that will operate out of the new Phuket bus terminal in Rassada, which will open on Saturday. “We will set standard fares for all types of local transportation, with tickets that passengers can buy at a counter in the terminal,” said PLTO chief Teerayut Prasertpol

  • Phuket Police seek help in identifying dead hospital patient

    Phuket Police seek help in identifying dead hospital patient

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are trying identify the body of a woman, thought to be from Myanmar, who died in the emergency ward of Thalang Hospital yesterday.

  • Stay calm and enjoy your holiday, says Phuket tourism chief

    Stay calm and enjoy your holiday, says Phuket tourism chief

    PHUKET: Phuket tourism industry leaders are calling on the local media not to exaggerate in their reporting of the recent seismic activity in Phuket, as doing so could adversely affect the local economy. Phuket Tourist Association President Somboon Jirayus said yesterday that tourists from places like Japan and parts of Europe where earthquakes are common were more likely to view the tremors as a natural event that could happen at any time and were less likely to panic as a result. “Effective warnings and evacuation plans are the most important thing in maintaining confidence among tourists,” Mr Somboon said.